New San Diego gun safety law goes into effect

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An ordinance will go into effect in San Diego Thursday. September 12th requiring gun owners to store their weapons in a locked container or disable them with a trigger lock when not in use.

City Attorney Mara Elliott proposed the ordinance in June with the intention of reducing accidental shootings, children’s access to guns and suicides.

Officials say 46 percent of gun owners in the US who have children do not secure their guns and 73 percent of youngsters aged 9 and under know where their parents keep their weapons.

The San Diego City Council approved the ordinance in July despite opposition from local gun rights groups like the California Rifle and Pistol Association and the San Diego County Gun Owners political action committee.

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